School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) Resources

The music page on the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) website contains useful documents relating to the WACE General and ATAR courses, including:

  • The syllabus documents for both the General and ATAR courses
  • - The Music Performance Resource Package containing suggested technical work and repertoire for ATAR students (but also useful for General students)
  • The Practical (performance and/or composition portfolio) examination requirements document provides guidelines on the external (end of Year 12) practical examination. A new version is uploaded each year in mid March. Look for the new documents on the above home page, under the ‘Examination Materials’ drop-down box.
  • Other useful documents, including the ATAR practical examination marking keys, repertoire cover sheet, etc. can also be found under the ‘Examination Materials’ drop-down box.

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Ace Your WACE Workshops (WAAPA)

WAAPA have 3 free workshops in 2020:

- Ace Your WACE 1.0 on Sunday 31st May 2020

Preparing for a WACE performance exam? In this FREE fun hands-on workshop, WAAPA’s lecturers will work with you to share advice and strategies about performance psychology, presentation, projection, rhythm skills, breathing, phrasing and musicianship. Tame your nerves and learn how to play at your very best so that when the day comes, your inner star shines through!

- Ace Your WACE 2.0 on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July 2020

Turbocharge your WACE performance exam or tertiary music audition by boosting your confidence, presentation, projection and performance skills. You’ll perform one of your exam/audition pieces in a workshop setting, and WAAPA’s outstanding Classical Music lecturers will give you advice and strategies for releasing your inner virtuoso and achieving your very best.

- Ace Your WACE 3.0 on Sunday 23rd August 2020

WACE performance exam coming up? Want to practise performing in front of WAAPA’s classical lecturers, and learn how to bring your music to life and perform at your very best in your exam? You’ll present one of your WACE works in a Concert Practice setting at WAAPA, and get tips on how to tame your nerves, polish your performance and maximise your results!

Online ATAR Bootcamp (UWA)

Students in Years 11 & 12 are invited to join UWA’s Free Online ATAR Music Bootcamp, where they can find resources and activities to help them excel in their ATAR exams.

The Bootcamp includes short video clips addressing various parts of the ATAR syllabus, including recognising and writing intervals, cadences, modes, tips on transposing, identifying textures plus we explore the development of the Concerto and the Symphony.

Happening in June (prior to Term 2 exams), ‘Virtual’ Masterclasses will give students the opportunity to perform and receive personalised practical feedback from one of UWA’s expert performance staff.

ATAR Set-Works

Teachers can download full analyses of theATAR Western Art Music Set-works.

Top Tips Videos

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